jakub | April 28, 2023

Roo AOTD #71 Hippo Campus

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2023! Only 49 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Hippo Campus. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Check back in with us tomorrow for the next Artist of The Day!

Artist Biography

Hippo Campus is a indie rock quartet from the Twin Cities that formed in 2013 from high school friendships in St. Paul. The band consists of frontman Jake Luppen, guitarist Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach Sutton, and drummer Whistler Allen who go by on-stage code names Stitches, Beans, Espo, and Turntan. Hippos Campus made waves in their local scene that got the attention of Trampled by Turtles management who started promoting the group. The band played SXSW and made an appearance on Conan ahead of their 2014 debut EP Bashful Creatures. The next year they signed with Universal and released a couple more EPs before their album Landmark dropped in 2017. The album reached number 15 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums Chart. Hippo Campus released their second album Bambi in 2018 which hit 14 on the Independent Albums Chart. The band now records in their own studio in Minneapolis where they recorded their third album LP3 which arrived in 2022.


Indie Rock, Pop Rock

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Sunday (Link to Daily Schedules)

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